He made the surprise announcement in a video Monday, making him the fifth Republican in the Senate to bow out rather than seek another term in a party searching for direction after President Donald Trump.
By Summer Ballentine, Jim Salter, Associated Press
President Joe Biden and Democrats have agreed to tighten eligibility limits for stimulus checks. This is a concession to party moderates, and it comes as leaders prepare to move their $1.9 trillion COVID-relief bill through the Senate.
By Alan Fram, Associated Press
The nation passed the grim milestone on Monday, just over a year after the first confirmed U.S. fatality of the pandemic.
By News Desk and Associated Press
Leading GOP strategists say the exploding feud is a distraction at best and, at worst, a direct threat to a political comeback.
By Steve Peoples, Jill Colvin, Brian Slodysko, Associated Press
In our news wrap Tuesday, the U.S. is investigating an attack near an American military base in Iraq, President Biden's top medical advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci said it will take longer than expected for COVID-19 vaccinations to reach most of…
By PBS NewsHour
While seven Republicans in the Senate crossed party lines to convict former President Trump, the majority of the party, including Leader McConnell who delivered a scathing rebuke of the former President and his role in the insurrection, voted to acquit…
By PBS NewsHour
The Senate voted to acquit former President Donald Trump on charges of inciting the January 6th insurrection on Saturday. Seven Republicans joined Democrats in voting to convict Trump but the 57-43 vote fell short of the two-third majority required to…
By Associated Press
McConnell said he could not vote to convict Trump because he is “constitutionally not eligible for conviction” because he is no longer president.
By Alan Fram, Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press
The Republican leader's views carry sway among GOP senators and are likely to influence others weighing their votes. While most Democrats are expected to convict the former president, acquittal is likely in the evenly divided Senate.
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